Pressure Groups

Some Examples of Pressure Groups;

American Civil Liberties Union

American Medical Association

Christian Coalition

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

American Association of Retired People

American Farm Bureau

The National Organisation for Women

The Sierra Club

American Federation of Labour

The Institute for Policy Studies

Mothers against drunk driving

National Rifle Association

What methods are used by pressure groups?

  • Electioneering
  • Lobbying
  • Grass roots support and Publicity
  • Direct Action

Why are Pressure groups important in the US system?

  • Representation
  • Citizen Participation
  • Public Agenda
  • Agenda building
  • Programme monitoring
  • Sources of information

Are Pressure groups too powerful?



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